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Carbon Conversations

A Guide to Climate Revolution

2023-04-20 18:00:00 2023-04-20 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Carbon Conversations Glendale Central Library -

Thursday, April 20
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-20 18:00:00 2023-04-20 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Carbon Conversations Join us for a presentation by author Mary DeMocker, and a panel of youth climate activists on how we can tackle the climate crisis. Glendale Central Library -

Join us for a presentation by author Mary DeMocker, and a panel of youth climate activists on how we can tackle the climate crisis.

How do we talk about the climate crisis with youth? What society-wide changes can we work towards at home and in our City to tackle the climate crisis and climate justice? Join us for a presentation by Mary DeMocker, author of The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep, and a panel of youth climate activists on how we can work together for a thriving future for all. 

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for this event.

Can't make it in-person? Livestream the event on YouTube:


Mary DeMocker 

Mary DeMocker is a writer, teacher, and editor. Since becoming a mother in 1996, Mary has written about conscious parenting in the age of ecological decline. In 2014, she co-founded and became creative director of’s Eugene chapter. She’s led arts-centered climate rallies and writings were featured in ArtCOP21, PBSNewsHours, National Public Radio, and The New York Times. She’s been quoted in The Washington Post, WIRED, National Geographic, and more! 


Mike Borisov 
Mike Borisov is a Political Sciences student at Glendale Community College. He is also Student Ex-Officio Commissioner of Glendale’s Sustainability Commission, the VP for the Students for Sustainability at Glendale Community College, and an Executive Board Member of the Democratic Party for the San Fernando Valley. He’s an avid supporter of sustainable infrastructure, transit, and urban planning with career aspirations to work in politics to help the community.  

Yuzuna Kudo
Yuzuna Kudo is a student passionate about sustainability, environmental science, and environmental law. She is a Student Ex-Officio Commissioner of Glendale’s Sustainability Commission, a member of the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, a NOAA Ocean Guardian Youth Ambassador, and a Future Blue Youth Council member. Her goal is to spread climate change awareness and develop creative climate change solutions. 

Julia Linney 
Julia Linney is a Crescenta Valley High School senior passionate about enacting social progress through sustainable development. She founded the Pear Tree Foundation establishing a platform for students to spearhead community environmental initiatives. She was part of OneUpActionLA and Extinction Rebellion Youth Los Angeles and organized demonstrations and meetings with LADWP leadership regarding the water crisis. In the fall, she will be majoring in Sustainable Environmental Design. 



Nora Karakashian

Nora Karakashian is the Sustainability Intern for the City of Glendale, and studying Social Science and Sustainability at the University of Arizona. She’s passionate about waste reduction practices, public transit, and climate resistance. She was a member of the Sunrise Los Angeles Youth hub member and Glendale Students for Sustainability. She’s previously worked for Congressman Adam Schiff’s Office, and the German American Institute of Saxony in collaboration with the US consulate.    


We welcome persons with disabilities to participate in all our programs and events. For accommodations requests, please email 

Visitors to the Glendale Central Library receive 3-hour FREE parking across Harvard Street at the Marketplace parking structure with validation at the service desk. Accessible parking is available on the east side of the building.

For additional information about this event, please contact the Office of Sustainability at 818-548-4844 or email


This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Events | Lecture | Author Talk |

TAGS: | sustainability | Earth Month | Earth Day | author talks |

Glendale Central Library

Phone: 818-548-2021
Fax: 818-548-7225

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About the library

Established in 1906.

Library services in Glendale were first provided in 1906. The women of the Tuesday Afternoon Club, a social and philanthropic organization, raised money through a series of lectures to fund a library collection. The library opened in a renovated pool room at Third and E (Wilson and Everett) Streets with seventy books, soon supplemented by a State Traveling Library of fifty more, and served a population of 1,186.

In 1907, the City Trustees passed Ordinance 53 which established and supported a library which "...shall be forever free to the inhabitants and nonresident taxpayers of the City of Glendale..." The first year the library had 251 books, 165 registered patrons, and a budget of $248.88.

In 1913, a Carnegie grant of $12,500 made possible the construction of the main library at Kenwood and Fifth (Harvard Street). The building was completed and dedicated November 13, 1914.

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